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Operations Engineer

Company: Prinova
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Prinova is a leading global supplier of ingredients and manufacturing solutions for the food, beverage and nutrition industries. By leveraging our broad in-house array of capabilities as well as years of industry expertise, we support our customers throughout the entire development process, taking their product or formulation idea from concept to completion. As a single-source partner, we strive to provide our customers with the utmost simplicity and flexibility in all their processes. At Prinova, we pride ourselves on hiring individuals who are innovative thinkers with diverse backgrounds. Our culture is based on the FISH philosophy, which encourages four simple practices: Be There, Play, Make Their Day, and Choose Your Attitude Operations Engineer Department: Operations/Engineering Location: Carol Stream, IL Type: Full-Time Summary This position is responsible for providing engineering support to operations and for the execution of projects that achieve technical objectives and deliver tangible business results by improving safety, quality, and productivity. Provide engineering support to the operations team in the area of Continuous Improvement utilizing Lean Manufacturing tools and current methodologies. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following . Other duties may be assigned. Project Engineering: Identify and implement Capital Expenditure (CapEx) projects from conceptual design to installation and startup for new production processes and manufacturing equipment, facility infrastructure and utility systems Evaluate new process technologies, and conduct pilot testing / trials / scale-up to validate feasibility and improvement opportunities Perform engineering studies to optimize existing production processes and manufacturing equipment Partner with cross-functional and senior management teams to develop project scope and justification Manage project vendors, equipment suppliers, and oversee installation contractors Lead project update meetings and provide project status reports tracking scope, schedule, budget Provide Maintenance Team support by assisting and/or leading Work Order request projects. Support manufacturing with process evaluation and productivity improvement projects EHS & Quality: Ensure compliance with environmental, health and safety policies, procedures, and regulations (OSHA, EPA, etc.) Ensure compliance with food safety and quality policies, procedures, and regulations (FDA, BRC, Organic, Kosher, Halal, etc.) Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience A bachelor---s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering required. Relevant internship or 2 years experienced preferred. Lean and/or Six Sigma certification a plus. Language Skills Ability to verbally communicate with all levels throughout the organization. Strong English writing skills. Mathematical Skills College mathematics required. Strong ability in Excel is a must. Reasoning Ability Ability to make educated judgments on correctness, accuracy, and appropriateness of information. Must be able to organize, and prioritize and make decisions. Organizational Skills Must be able to create and maintain systems for keeping up on details on multiple projects; providing reminders of things coming up, administering tasks between parties, creating and maintaining files on various projects. Attention to Detail Must continually demonstrate a very strong attention to detail, careful execution of tasks, and regularly check own work before submitting as drafted or completed. Computer Skills The individual should have strong working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word. AutoCAD and Microsoft Project knowledge preferred. Safety Responsibilities It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with occupational safety and health standards issued under OSHA and to follow all rules, regulations, and procedures established by the Company to ensure that their actions do not impact the health and safety of themselves or others. Company Description As one of the world's largest distributors of functional ingredients and a provider of nutrient premixes, Prinova creates value for global food, beverage and supplement manufacturers.

Keywords: Prinova, Carol Stream , Operations Engineer, Engineering , Carol Stream, Illinois

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